Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
A group of Taiwanese volunteers returned from earthquake-hit Nepal Sunday,
saying their nine-day service in the devastated country is the best Mother’s Day gift for their moms.
A 62-member team from the Taiwan Root Medical Peace Corps, led by Liu Chi-chun, flew to the Himalayan country May 2 following the 7.8- magnitude earthquake on April 25 to offer their services as part of an international relief effort late last month.
Over 8,000 people are confirmed to have died in the quake, and nearly 19,000 people injured, according to official figures. Some 2 million people have been displaced and it is believed that 8 million of the country’s population of 28 million have been affected.
While there, the Taiwanese volunteers did their work in a post- disaster environment without water or power supplies, even without beds. Now back in Taiwan, some said what they miss the most is a good sleep in their own beds. [FULL STORY]